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RFID Journal covers RFID health care technologies and applications that allow hospitals to track assets, monitor patients, automate payments and increase profitability.

Beacons, App Help Patients, Employees Navigate Huge Clinic

The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center has launched an app that leverages data from beacons to guide patients and personnel around a 3-million-square-foot building.

Health Care Case Studies

RFID Gets to the Root of Surgical Services Problems

Florida Hospital uses real-time location data to understand why delays and bottlenecks occur, to improve OR performance and patient satisfaction.

Health Care Features

RFID Journal LIVE! 2016 Report, Part 2

RFID Journal held its 14th annual conference and exhibition last month. View the presentations from the main conference and solution-provider sessions, as well as the RFID Journal Awards and the co-located Internet of Things Conference.

Health Care Editor's Notes

Awards Finalists Highlight the Maturation of RFID

The scope and complexity of many deployments show that RFID can play a role in mission-critical applications.

Health Care Expert Views

Cutting Human Bottlenecks

Before hospitals deploy an RFID solution to improve bed management, they must revise their patient-workflow process.

Health Care Best Practices

The Big Picture

Companies large and small must take a strategic approach to deploying RFID enterprisewide, so the technology can solve their current problems and sup­port their long-term goals.

Health Care How To Articles

How to Conduct a Successful Proof of Concept

This important test will help you determine how best to use RFID to solve your problems.

Health Care Videos

Health Care White Papers

  • RFID: The Cure for the Clinical Trial Blues
    Published April 2016
    RFID is making its way into a growing number of industries as the technology matures. New markets are developing rapidly, especially in the world of clinical trials, where RFID could help speed medications to market and reduce drug-development costs by making trials more efficient and accurate. Terso Solutions' Joe Pleshek explains how RFID can provide frequent verification of clinical drugs at each stage of a trial, account for who removed or dispensed product from storage, and track subject assignment, timestamps and environmental conditions. (7 pages)
  • Strategies for Ensuring Integrity for Medical Tissues and Devices
    Published April 2016
    Recent advances in medical device technology, surgical procedures and tissue preservation are revolutionizing the health-care industry. However, this expanded capability requires an equally sophisticated system to track devices, prosthetics and tissues as they move through the supply chain; a mistake or shortfall can have serious consequences. Terso Solutions's Joe Pleshek explains how RFID technologies can offer near-real-time item-level visibility, safely and securely. (9 pages)
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